Four years project time is almost over; faster than one can imagine. In October 2017 the ADDAPT project will be finalized. The overall results will be presented at the final project and review meeting which is planned for early December.
ADDAPT consortium member TU Dresden designed a VCSEL driver which incorporates an adjustable 2-tap feed-forward equalizer (FFE) in 14 nm SOI CMOS technology. Using the FFE approach it is possible to reach data rates which exceed the inherent bandwidth of the laser. Successfully implementation and measurements reveal error-free electro-optical operation up to 42 Gb/s at 2.8 pJ/bit including the VCSEL power consumption. The design and the results will be presented at 12th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC) taking place on 08-13 October 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany.
One part of the ADDAPT receiver module will be presented at the IEEE International System-on-Chip Conference (SOCC) which takes place on 05-08 September 2017 in Munich, Germany. An analog front end was designed and successfully characterized in 14-nm FinFET CMOS technology. The electro-optical subassembly provides up to 28 Gb/s at only 0.82 pJ/bit featuring a rapid power-on/off switching.
Together with partners from Technical University of Denmark, the ADDAPT consortium members VIS and WUT published the results of their studies on MultiCAP modulation scheme in 850 nm VCSEL-based multimode fiber links. For the investigations the VCSEL design by VIS in ADDAPT was used. It is shown that the proposed modulation scheme can adapt to different data traffic demands and transmission link conditions, with advantages of variable bit rate and, therefore, power consumption adaptivity.
The ADDAPT consortium is pleased to co-organize the 3rd workshop on Technology for Data Center Interconnects (DACINT) at 19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) which takes place July 2-6, 2017 in Girona, Spain. The project also contributes with four invited talks covering high-speed VCSELs and VCSEL transmission, adaptive high-speed and ultra-low power optical interconnect and adaptive VCSEL driver design. See Publications for more information.
In June, the ADDAPT optical receiver for up to 60 Gb/s with only 1.9 pJ/bit featuring a first-order digital CDR with high jitter tolerance has been presented at the Symposium on VLSI Circuits in Kyoto, Japan. More information on the work are available in a short YouTube Interview provided by IBM Research. The work is also mentioned in EE Times.
Project partner TUD presented another adaptive circuit in 28 nm CMOS technology. In June at IEEE Optical Interconnects Conference, this time an adaptive VCSEL driver is presented which is capable of up to 30 Gb/s with only 1.7 pJ/bit. Successful down-scaling to 15 Gb/s is demonstrated while reducing the power consumption significantly and maintaining the modulation amplitude.
In ADDAPT new high-speed single-mode VCSEL, which is capable to operate at data rates up to 50 Gb/s or even more, has been designed by project partner VIS. Project partner CSTG fabricated the design. The results are presented during the VCSEL Day 2017 in Cardiff, UK.
The ADDAPT consortium will meet for its 9th project meeting from 17-18 May 2017. The main topics will be the final steps on the project. Last plannings of the final packages for demos and characterization will be discussed.
IBM presents the data path of the optical ADDAPT receiver at IEEE International Solid-States Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in February 2017, San Francisco , USA. ISSCC is the foremost global forum for solid-state circuits and systems-on-a-chip. The receiver data path was successfully characterized up to 64 Gb/s optically while just consuming 1.4 pJ/bit.To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest data rate with superior energy efficiency among previously reported CMOS optical RXs.
The ADDAPT project co-organizes a special session on Optical Fibers in Telecommunication at the 17th Conference on Optical Fibers and Their Applications, taking place 23.01-27.01.2017 in Suprasl, Poland. With this unique chance the approaches and results of the project were presented in five talks from four project partners. See Publications for more information.
From 09-10 November 2016 the ADDAPT consortium meets for the 8th time.
In October 2017, the European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, which is one of the premier European technical conference for RF, microwave and Terahertz microelectronics, takes place in London, UK. At this conference TU Dresden will present one of the fist bandwidth and power adaptive optical receiver amplifier implemented in a 28-nm CMOS technology. By scaling down the circuit from 30 to 10 Gb/s, 50 % of its power consumption can be saved while keeping the gain constant.
The ADDAPT project will also be present at the 42nd European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) taking place 18-22 September 2017 in Duesseldorf, Germany. The project partner WUT will present a joint work with VIS on PAM transmssion using ADDAPT’s single mode VCSEL for up to 108 Gb/s over 100 m of fiber.
WUT publishes a paper on adaptive MultiCAP modulation together with their external collaborator Technical University of Denmark at Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference. The paper incorporates the application of VCSELs for MultiCAP modulation and investigates the adaptive use of the several bands for performance and bandwidth tuning.
The ADDAPT consortium member presents and publishes its VCSEL model at the 12th Conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME) in Lisbon, Portugal.
Again ADDAPT is involved in the XXXVIII-th IEEE-SPIE Joint Symposium on Photonics, Web Engineering, Electronics for Astronomy and High Energy Physics Experiments. Out project partner WUT presents high-speed transmission rest results with ADDAPT VCSELs which were designed by VIS. Continue reading
On 26th and 27th May 2016 the ADDAPT consortium will meet at IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland, for its 7th project meeting and the review meeting of the 2nd project period. During the meeting the first successful practical implementations of the ADDAPT techniques will be presented and discussed
The publication about the ADDAPT results on 54 Gbit/s OOK transmission using single-mode VCSEL up to 2.2 km of multimode fiber is one of the most downloaded paper in Electronics Letters in May 2016. For further information please see Electronics Letters.
The ADDAPT consortium reported about the second project period covering the time frame from January 2015 to February 2016. The main work and achievements are summarized in deliverable report D1.3.
More information can be found in the ‘Deliverables‘ section.
The joint work of VI Systems and Warsaw Univerity of Technology on VCSEL devices and optical transmission techniques in ADDAPT lead to two leading edge publications at renowned Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exposition (OFC) which takes place 20-24 March 2016 in Anaheim, USA. Continue reading
On 10 March 2016, Finetech hold the Micro Assembly Day 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The ADDAPT project partner Argotech reported about their expertise in packaging for microelectronics and highlighted the good approaches and reults which where achieved in the RF packaging for the ADDAPT project. Continue reading
In the deliverable report D2.5 the plans for dissemination and exploitation of ADDAPT results have been updated. Continue reading
The 6th ADDAPT plenary meeting takes place from 20-21 January 2016 at the project partner VI Systems in Berlin, Germany. As the second project period will end by February 2016 the consortium will conclude the work and reults of this project phase and plans the next steps in the final project phase.
During SBMO/IEEE MTT-S International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference (IMOC) which took place from 03-06 November 2015 in Porto de Galinhas, Brazil, TU Dresden presented the reasearch reults on an adaptivity method successfully implemented in an integrated circuit.
On 28-29 September 2015 the ADDAPT consortium will meet in Valencia,Spain for its 5th project meeting to review the progress and discuss the further work in the project. Continue reading
With the deliverable reports D4.2, D5.2 and D6.2 the ADDAPT consortium describes the first implementations of all required components and techniques to realize the high-speed energy-efficient adaptive optical link.
More information can be found in the ‘Deliverables‘ section.
An overview about the ADDAPT project will be given by the coordinator on Wedenesday, 27 May 2015 at the XXXVI-th IEEE-SPIE Joint Symposium on Photonics, Web Engineering, Electronics for Astronomy and High Energy Physics Experiments in Wilga village, Poland. The corresponding article will be published in the Proceedings of SPIE and therefore the work of ADDAPT is made worldwide visible.
The ADDAPT project was presented at Science Picnic, Warsaw, 9 May 2015. Continue reading
The ADDAPT project show up at the Science Picnic of Polish Radio and the Copernicus Science Centre taking place on 9 May 2015 in the National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland. Continue reading
On March 30 2015, the ADDAPT project will have the first review meeting at EC premises in Brussels. One day later, on March 31, the 4th plenary project meeting will take place in Brussels as well.
The ADDAPT consortium reported about the first project period covering the time frame from November 2013 to December 2014. The main work and achievements are summarized in deliverable report D1.2.
More information can be found in the ‘Deliverables‘ section.
The ADDAPT concortium member VI Systems (VIS) will present project results with regard to high-speed modulated and near-field coupled vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL) at the SPIE Photonics West OPTO which takes place from February 13-18 2015 in San Francisco, US. More information on http://spie.org/x2584.xml.
In the deliverable report D2.4 the plans for dissemination and exploitation of ADDAPT results have been updated. Continue reading
On December 08 2014, the ADDAPT consortium met for its 3rd project meeting. Continue reading
ADDAPT partner PrimeTel performed an intensive network analysis in its data and network center. Several parameters e.g. like data throuput, power consumption, link utilization and packet distribution have been measured and analysed in order to determine the potential to introduce the ADDAPTive approaches to the optical links. In addition the ADDAPT consortium achieves first findings for a complete system architecture of the ADDAPT transceiver. The results are important for the further design of the single components and are summarized in the deliverable report D3.1. Continue reading
The ADDAPT consortium submitted the Interim Status Report D1.1 which summarizes the project work and progress of the first nine months from 11/2013 to 07/2014. Continue reading
The initial concepts and specifications for the adaptive integrated circuit deisgns of the ADDAPT transceiver have been published in the deliverable report D5.1. Continue reading
With the deliverable report D4.1 the ADDAPT consortium concludes initial concepts and specifications for the optical components of the electro-optical transceiver module. Continue reading
The ADDAPT comsortium discussed and defined potential activitites to disseminate and exploit the project results in the deliverable report D2.3. Continue reading
From July 30-31 2014, the ADDAPT consortium met at partner TE in s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, for the second plenary project meeting. Continue reading
The ADDAPT consortium submitted first concepts for system packaging and interface definitions in deliverable report D6.1. Continue reading
The deliverable report D2.2 on market study, evaluation of applications and product specifications has been submitted. Continue reading
A couple of press releases have been published by ADDAPT partners in local media and on web. Look at ‘Press Releases‘ section for more information.
On January 16, 2014, the project members have gathered in Dresden at a kick-off meeting hosted by the Chair of Circuit Design and Network Theory of the TUD. Continue reading
The ADDAPT project is covered at the newssite Dresdner Neuesten Nachrichten (DNN). The article from 30.01. can be found in German at the DNN-Website.
Within the scope of the first ADDAPT project deliverable D2.1 “Implementation of web-based resource and communication platform” a public project presentation and project fact sheet is provided online. These documents summarize the scope and objectives of ADDAPT. Please check out ‘Deliverables‘ section for more information.
ADDAPT is availalbe online now on http://www.addapt-fp7.eu. This website introduces the project, its scope, objectives and outcomes. Regularly updated this site informs about the progress and latest achievements, publications and events. If you have comments and/or suggestions, please feel free and be higly welcome to contact us.